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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 5:00 AM EDT on April 28, 2015


... Severe weather awareness week in New England and New York...



The National Weather Service... along with all the New England states

And the state of New York... have proclaimed the week of April 26th

Through may 2nd as severe weather awareness week.



It is very important to understand hazardous weather terminology in

Order to take proper action if and when severe weather threatens.



A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued... covering a large area (several

Counties and possible states)... and is valid for a lengthy period of

Time (4 to 8 hours) when conditions are favorable for the possible

Development of severe weather in the area. A severe thunderstorm

Includes damaging winds in excess of 58 miles an hour... hail of 1

Inch diameter or larger... or possibly a tornado. Severe thunderstorms

Also contain deadly lightning and heavy rain capable of producing floods.



A Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued by County for a

Relatively short period of time (hour or less) when severe weather

Is imminent or observed.



A Tornado Watch is issued... covering a large area (several counties

And possible states)... and is valid for a lengthy period of time

(4 to 8 hours) when conditions are favorable for the possible

Development of severe weather... including tornadoes.



A Tornado Warning will be issued by County for a relatively short

Period of time (hour or less) when severe weather has been detected

By Doppler radar or has been observed.



A Flood Watch is issued... covering a large area (several counties and

Possible states)... and is valid for a lengthy period of time (greater

Than 6 hours) when the threat of heavy rainfall during the course of

The watch period increases the potential for flooding that may

Endanger life and property.



In the mountainous terrain of the north country... heavy rain in a

Short period of time may lead to devastating flash flooding.



A flood or Flash Flood Warning will be issued when observed rainfall

Compared with local flood guidance indicates that flooding is

Imminent or when flooding is actually observed.



When your area is under a severe weather watch... remain calm but be

Alert for changing weather and be prepared to take immediate action

If a warning is later issued. When a severe weather warning is

Issued... take immediate action to protect yourself. If possible...

Go to a sturdy indoor structure. In a flooding situation... move to

Higher ground.



Despite great advances in weather detecting technology... a network of

Trained personnel and a host of severe weather products... each year

People die from weather related causes because they did not know

About the warning.



A battery operated NOAA all hazards weather radio with tone alert

Capabilities is one of the quickest and most reliable ways to

Receive severe weather information.



For more information on severe weather as well as forecasts and other

Weather information... check the National Weather Service web site at

Weather.Gov and for the Burlington office... click on Vermont.



Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Coastal Hazard Statement
Alaska - Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
California - Record Report
Colorado - Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Public Information Statement
Florida - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Georgia - Flood Warning
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory , Record Report
Illinois - Flood Warning
Indiana - Frost Advisory
Kansas - Frost Advisory
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Frost Advisory , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Record Report
Maine - Flood Warning
Michigan - Frost Advisory
Minnesota - Dense Fog Advisory
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Record Report
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
New Jersey - Public Information Statement
New York - Record Report , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Frost Advisory , Special Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory
Ohio - Frost Advisory , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Record Report
Pennsylvania - Record Report
South Carolina - Flood Warning
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Frost Advisory
Texas - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Vermont - Public Information Statement
Virginia - Frost Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
West Virginia - Frost Advisory , Public Information Statement